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Review: could Gabapentin cause Rash (Rashes)?





Summary: Rash is found among people who take Gabapentin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 36,957 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,375 have Rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Rash and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 39,518 users)

Rash

Rash (redness) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression.(latest reports from Rash 150,227 patients)

On Dec, 12, 2014: 36,957 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin. Among them, 1,411 people (3.82%) have Rash.

Trend of Rash in Gabapentin reports

Time on Gabapentin when people have Rash * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Rash67.83%20.98%2.10%6.29%2.80%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Rash when taking Gabapentin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Rash0.00%0.44%1.82%3.57%7.42%16.23%27.95%42.58%

Severity of Rash when taking Gabapentin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Rash6.67%60.00%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Rash ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Rash12.50%0.00%87.50%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (219 people, 15.52%)
  2. Neuralgia (120 people, 8.50%)
  3. Hypertension (112 people, 7.94%)
  4. Depression (112 people, 7.94%)
  5. Rheumatoid arthritis (90 people, 6.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (289 people, 20.48%)
  2. Zometa (238 people, 16.87%)
  3. Neurontin (229 people, 16.23%)
  4. Lasix (218 people, 15.45%)
  5. Lisinopril (214 people, 15.17%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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